Friday, November 25, 2005

Another Spinal Tap Reference

Did anyone else see Mariah Carey have a Spinal Tap moment Thanksgiving day during halftime of the Atlanta game on Fox? There was a huge butterfly prop and someone had the brilliant idea that it would be a good idea for Mariah to emerge gracefully from the body of the butterlfy.

Problem number one is that it was a disgusting idea. A butterfly giving birth to Mariah Carey will haunt my dreams for many nights to come.

Problem number two is that the producers had apparently never seen the movie This is Spinal Tap. What if Mariah gets stuck in the butterfly and has to claw her way out? That's exactly what happened. However, it was just for a fleeting moment and most people probably didn't even notice it. For example, my family thought I was halluciniating and hysterical from a carb overload as I choked on my pecan pie at the sight of Mariah briefly trapped in her little butterfly coffin.

It was a little gift from the football halftime Gods and so much better than Janet Jackson's boob.

17 comments:

Susan in St. Paul said...

Rats, I missed that! I would have probably been laughing hysterically too!
I missed the Macy's parade too :(



*ksbfmmig* keeping singers back from majestically morphing into griffins!

Sudiegirl said...

Ah, whenever a Spinal Tap reference comes out, an angel gets its wings.

Sudiegirl

Laurie said...

Susan - I always turn on the parade while I'm making my yams (they're a big hit and required for all family dinners). The stuff those announcers say cracks me up. Next year, I'm taking notes and doing a whole blog post on it.

(You are the acronym queen, by the way!)

Also, I put the Silly Man link back. That was a total accident and I think I'm still missing a link or two. Word to the wise, never try to edit your sidebar after half a bottle of Chianti.

Sudiegirl - I knew I liked you.

*vmgowjg* - Vermont maple goes on waffles just great.

Jen T. (that's me) said...

aw, man! I can't believe I missed it. :(

How did the rest of the performance go? Did she sing a song in the key of D minor? It's the saddest of all keys, I find. People weep instantly when they hear it, and I don't know why.

Laurie said...

Jen - Another Spinal Tap angel just got it's wings thanks to you.

Cattiva said...

Oh MAN! I am so sorry I missed that one. I can think of no one I'd rather see have that Spinal Tap moment - well maybe Brittany Spears. That would be funny, too.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

What they shoulda had coming out of the cocoon was Don Ameche.

Laurie said...

Old Horsetail - Oh, man! That would have been worth the price of admission.

Laurie said...

Cattiva - Or, both of them together, like dueling caterpillars.

Anonymous said...

You missed the best part of it! When they lowered the butterfly at rehearsal, it was only 10 inches tall! Apparently a typo on the blueprints. Anyway, they had to scramble but they managed to get a large one in time forthe show.

~Tim from New Orleans

Laurie said...

Tim - Which prompts me to give another rock and roll angel its wings:
I think that the problem may have been that there was a Stonehenge monument on the stage that was in danger of being crushed by a dwarf. David St. Hubbins

Danno said...

Darn it, I would love to see that! I can't stand her, I can never understand how she is still around and gets such heavy rotation. Maybe it's because she is in her 30's and dresses like she's 18, wait...no, that makes people change the station (even me and that's saying something.)
The only way I would enjoy watching her is if she were trying to claw her way from the womb of a Butterfly made of Papier Mache. Apparently I missed my chance, damn. Classic.

Peter said...

One wonders who dreams up these wierd ideas, butterfly child indeed!!

Laurie said...

Danno - She definitely needs a new stylist. Ugh.

Peter - And, they probably make a fortune.

Lorna said...

Oh, I'm so sorry I missed that! Of course the odds of my evr seeing Mariah Carey by choice are 7 kajabillion to 0. The odds of my seeing reruns of Spinal Tap are 100%. Someday the twain will meet and I'll see MC superimposed on a flickery Spinal Tap performance, and gasp my last.

will you give my eugoogly?

Laurie said...

Lorna - I'll give you the best bloggin' eugoogly you've every had.

Laurie said...

Lorna - ...you've ever had.